Character summary :
Caption Action was created back in 1966 as a competitor to GI Joe for the Ideal Toy company. He is basically a character that has access to multiple super heroes outfits and their characteristics when he wears them.
This figure is the Headliner of the Comic Adventure Heroes line made by Zica as part of a Kickstarter campaign. Production took a few years and these were all released in 2020. They are available for sale at BBTS and on Zica’s webstore.
Captain Action’s sculpt is a fairly generic muscular human wearing a body suit.
Paint is all pretty crisp and well done.
- Extra head sculpt (that looks like The Office’s Michael Scott to me)
- Removable hat that fits really well
- Ray gun pistol and holster that attaches to belt
- Ray gun rifle
- Lightning short sword and holster that attaches to belt
- 4 sets of extra hands (Trigger finger, Fists, Magic, Regular grip)
- Barbel neck
- Double swivel pin shoulders
- Double swivel pin elbows
- Swivel pin wrists
- T-ball hips that connect to the torso and sits in the crotch
- Double swivel double pin knees
- Swivel “rocker” ankles
Size & Scale :
All of the figures in the Comic Adventure Heroes line are a little on the smaller side of modern 1:18 figures.
The heads do fit pretty well on other figures like Marauders and Boss Fight Studio if you need a body for the extra head.
I am a huge advocate for supporting independent toy manufacturers. This campaign shows how difficult it can be to make these. Props to Zica Toys for following through and delivering. I hope that they continue to make toys into the future. As for the figure itself, I really enjoyed it even though the source material is way before my time. It is a little shorter that I was expecting because they had made a big deal about the figures being made too small at one pint during manufacturing and had to get everything re-tooled.